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Study Abroad

The Frankel Center encourages students to take time to study abroad, whether it is in Israel, Eastern Europe, or elsewhere.

Many Judaic Studies students spend all or part of an academic year studying abroad. Study abroad offers students the opportunity for cultural immersion, intensive language learning, and first-hand observation of different educational systems. A large number of Judaic Studies students choose to study in Israel where they have an opportunity to expand their language skills and participate in daily life.

If you're interested in studying abroad, a good place to start is The University of Michigan’s Center for Global and Intercultural Study. The vast majority of glocal study-related programming in LSA and across U-M is handled through CGIS. Their First Step sessions are a great way to get basic questions answered. CGIS also serves as a resource for the University and broader community at large, consulting with faculty, advisors, administrative staff, and others about international study conditions, trends and safety abroad, and offering various kinds of advice and support in the development and management of education abroad programs. The CGIS website has additional information about funding sources, health and safety, insurance and more.

Additional Study Abroad Resources

International Center: The International Center provides a variety of services to assist U-M American students seeking opportunities to study, work, or travel abroad. Check out this site for a great overview of study abroad materials including U-M programs, Non-UM programs, academic credit, funding and more all in one place. 

M-Compass: M-Compass is a U-M site where students can search and apply for study abroad programs. Students applying for LSA-sponsored financial aid for their global experience can also apply for funding through this site.

Global Michigan: Students can find international opportunities on and off campus through the Global Michigan Portal.

Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU)
GIEU provides project-based service-learning programs for first-year students, sophomores, and juniors. Students can earn three credits taking a semester-long pre-departure course on intercultural learning, conducting fieldwork abroad for three to four weeks during the summer, and completing a community education project in the fall term with their cohort.

Non-UM Study Abroad Programs: Participating in a non-UM study abroad program requires planning. Make sure to familiarize yourself with our transfer credit policy before studying abroad. Please schedule an advising appointment with the Student Services Coordinator to go over any questions you have as you plan your study abroad experience. 

Financial Aid

There are many funding opportunities available to help you afford a study abroad experience. With these resources, studying abroad is possible!

Judaic Studies Funding 

CGIS Financial Aid and Scholarships

International Center (External Funding)

International Center (U-M Funding)

LSA Opportunity Hub

LSA Study Abroad Scholarship

M-Compass Funding Search